Introducing Murray Brede – The loans cafe
I’m the managing director at The Loans Cafe. We have six mortgage brokers that work on home loans and most work from home. Nick and I work in here which is our central office.
How did you get into your business?
I personally knew the original owner of the business. Her husband used to work for me at Telstra and she wanted to move off and do other things and I was looking for a change so she invited me to come in and run the business.
How long have you been at Stirling Business Centre?
We’ve been at the centre for two and a half years. In February next year were coming up to our three year limit and we would love to stay if I’m being honest!
We rented a little office with a real estate company, just around the corner in Yokine. We then had a bigger office with a really different structure and found we had to downsize which is and ended up here.
What attracted you to the centre?
We had to leave our old offices and I was familiar with the centre as I had done a couple of training courses here. I was given a tour of the offices and so at the time I joined the waiting list to grab an office as soon as we could.
What do you like most about the centre?
Oh! It’s got all the facilities I need. It’s a professional space to meet clients. In, fact it’s much better than our last offices as we didn’t have a board room or meeting room which we can access here for when we need to meet with clients. I love the access to the kitchen and the parking! Another thing we love is the coffee machine here too, it was sad when it had to be repaired, that was a definitely tough few days! It’s also a great location for my business partner (Nick) and I. Three or four of us come and go from this office but it’s usually just Nick and I so it’s a great size for us.
What is your go-to coffee order?
We just use the Nespresso machine in the kitchen, Nick and I have tried many different flavours and we’re currently drinking Lor espresso – just black. I try not to have too many.
To find out more about The Loans Cafe check out their website: http://www.loanscafe.com.au/